Samsung Foundry and Silvaco Begin Partnership to Launch Samsung Foundry Semiconductor IP

On Monday, May 13, Silvaco announced that the semiconductor design IP of Samsung Foundry is now marketed, licensed and supported through Silvaco. The addition of Samsung production-proven design IP complements Silvaco’s existing SIPware IP products and solutions—embedded processors, wired interfaces, bus fabrics, peripheral controllers, cores for automotive, consumer and IoT/sensor applications. The initial offering of hard design IP is for the 14nm process node and is expected to extend to advanced technology nodes at 11nm, 10nm and 8nm, as well as mature planar technologies such as 28nm.

Jaehong Park, executive vice president of Design Platform Development Team at Samsung Electronics said this about their design IP: “After identifying the requirements for different consumer, mobile, and HPC applications, we have compiled a full suite of design IPs which include wired and high-speed interfaces, analog and mixed-signal blocks and advanced security hard/soft cores. In partnership with Silvaco, we are bringing our proven IP to SoC engineers world-wide.”

Babak Taheri, CTO and EVP of Products at Silvaco talked about the importance of Samsung IP business: “Silvaco has an established track record, with multiple Tier 1 IP semiconductor companies, to unlock their assets and deliver their captive IP to the market. Silvaco has taken the next step and became a trusted partner of Samsung Foundry. With the launch of their IP we can now offer it to SoC design teams across the world.   Design IP is the fastest growing part of Silvaco’s business, and we expect accelerated growth with our Samsung Foundry partnership. I look forward to extending our collaboration with this premier foundry for current and future technology nodes.”

The Samsung Foundry hard and soft design IP will be offered by Silvaco starting in June 2019. If you would like to know more, go to our IP web-page.

The announcement came the day before the fourth annual Samsung Foundry Forum, on May 14 in Santa Clara, Calif..  Silvaco technologists were at the networking reception in the Samsung Partner Pavilion. Here is a quick photo from the event showing Jai Durgam, VP of the IP Division and Jenny Kindwall, Strategic Account Manager.